Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Nominations for PAHA's Awards and Prizes for 2015 Due by July 15!

Each year at its Annual Meeting, PAHA bestows a series of award honoring individuals and organizations for their contributions to the Polish American cultural, artistic, and social life. The Oskar Halecki Prize honors the best books, the Miecislaus Haiman Award - distinguished scholars, the Amicus Poloniae - individuals not of Polish descent dedicated to the cause of Polonia, the Swastek Prize - articles published in the Polish American Studies, and the Skalny Civic Achievement Awards - contributions to Polonia's community. PAHA also bestows Creative Arts Prizes, Distinguished Service Award, and Graduate Student Awards. An exceptional achievement and contribution to the organization is recognized by Honorary Membership.

Structural Orange (2012) by Julian Stanczak, Creative Arts Prize winner for 2013.


Nominations are sought for the following awards bestowed annually.  Kindly send all nominations to the chair of the awards committee, Dr. John Radzilowski (University of Alaska Southeast) at john.r@polishamericanstudies.org.

The award nominations must be received by July 15, 2015.

Mieczyslaw Haiman Award is offered annually to an American scholar for sustained contribution to the study of Polish Americans.

Oskar Halecki Prize recognizes an important book or monograph on the Polish experience in the United States. Eligibility is limited to works of historical and/or cultural interest, including those in the social sciences or humanities, published in the two years prior to the year of the award.

Skalny Civic Achievement Award honors individuals or groups who advance PAHA's goals of promoting research and awareness of the Polish-American experience and/or have made significant contributions to Polish or Polish-American community and culture.

Amicus Poloniae Award recognizes significant contributions enhancing knowledge of Polish and Polish-American heritage by individuals not belonging to the Polish-American community.

Distinguished Service Award is given occasionally to a member of PAHA who has rendered valuable and sustained service to the organization.

Creative Arts Prize recognizes the contributions in the field of creative arts by individuals or groups who have promoted an awareness of the Polish experience in the Americas.


Mirrored (1971) by Julian Stanczak, who received 2013 Creative Arts Prize.


Read the lists of Past Winners and Awardees on PAHA website or PAHA News Blog.













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